Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson recently gifted a $30,000 truck to a friend of his who took him in when he was homeless.
Bruno Lauer took Dwayne in when he became homeless as a teenager after he and his mother were evicted from their house in Hawaii.
Dwayne gifted the expensive car to Bruno when he was doing bad amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
On New Year’s Day, Dwayne, who is now 48, took it on Instagram to share a clip of the incident saying that he returned the favor to Bruno.
He surprised him with a Ford F150 and promised his friend that he’s got him covered when he chooses to retire.
The former wrestling manager worked under the title of Harvey Wippleman in the 1990s took Dwayen when he was just 15.
The pair later lived in Bruno’s trailer in Nashville.
Not only that, but Bruno also helped The Rock purchase his very first car when he was just 15 years old and was trying to launch his wrestling career.
Dwayne said he surprised his friend with the car to thank him for his generosity.
In a lengthy caption along with the video, Dwayne explained their story.
Merry Christmas, Bruno Love you, brother! 100% crackhead free. My life (especially my teenage years) has been full of the wildest twists and turns. Yet God and the universe had always found a way to put a few people in my path that would change the trajectory of the road I was going down. Meet one of my lifelong friends, Bruno Lauer — or I prefer to call him, ‘Downtown Bruno’ My mom and I were evicted off the island of Hawaii and I was sent to Nashville, Tennessee to live with my dad. When I landed in Nashville, I quickly found out I wasn’t gonna live with my dad. S**t happens, plans change and that’s the way it goes. Instead, I told I was gonna live with a guy named Bruno. Who at the time lived in a tiny room at a spot called the Alamo Plaza motel. Bruno could’ve (and should’ve) said hell no, I’m not takin’ in some kid who I don’t know. But he didn’t. He took this punk kid in and we became lifelong friends.
Dwayne also praised Bruno for helping him and for allowing him to stay in his trailer.
Then ironically – about 9 years later when I had the infamous ‘$7 Bucks’ in my pocket – I started my wrestling career in Memphis, Tennessee and AGAIN – had no place to live and Bruno took me and let me shake up in his trailer, til I could get on my feet. And hell, when I was 15yrs old, Bruno even gave me his last $40 bucks so I could hustle a crackhead out of his car one night at a honky tonk in Nashville. But the hustle was on me, because when I took off down the road there was a SECOND CRACKHEAD passed out on the floor in the back! Wild times at 15yrs old. Merry Christmas, Bruno and since you helped me ‘buy’ my first car – I figured I could return the favor and buy you one that 100% does NOT have a crackhead in the back seat. I love you, brother. Your kindness and heart – helped change my life’s trajectory. And when you’re ready to retire from ‘the business’ you just say the word. I got you covered. We’ll go ‘downtown.’ Enjoy your new ride and give Walls, Mississippi my love and gratitude.
Such a nice thing to do, right?
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